Bill 17, the Clean Energy Bill, is misleading, while parading as “green.” While a supposed product, hydrogen, is deemed clean, any material that emits methane in the process of creating clean energy is a high climate-change accelerant, and therefore an undesirable solution to our climate crisis. Bill 17, is providing a clean loophole for the continued usage of fossil fuels, including the continued practice of fracking, transference and storage of natural gas and usage of thermal coal.
The climate change crisis is already causing billions of dollars in insurance costs and threatening insurance bankruptcy from damage incurred from unpredictable weather events. Prairie grain farmers and local market farmers are wrestling with extreme weather food production, causing food insecurity already.
The world-famous B.C. salmon are swimming to cooler waters in the Arctic trying to find refuge, while the climate-denying NDP/B.C. government refuses to accept the credible climate science that all usage of fossil fuels must transition to non-fossilized clean fuels ASAP, if Earth is to remain habitable, fed and economically stable.